By Anna J. Michener
"A teen's uncooked, in-your-face chronicle of occasions virtually as they have been occurring. As such, it is unforgettable. . . . Michener's tale offers voice to the millions of youngsters and teenagers trapped in 'the system,' biding their time until eventually their 18th birthdays. A candid and unstinting tell-all."—Kirkus Reviews
"Extraordinary. . . . Michener's expressive writing does justice to a subject that's sincerely very aggravating to her in my view and communicates a profoundly very important message on behalf of all abused and ignored children."—Booklist
"An very important e-book, painful to learn, yet crucial if different little ones in related events are to be saved."—Library Journal
"An blameless kid's account of sixteen years in hell and of the poor wrongs inflicted on kids who're with no rights or worrying advocates."—Choice
"[Michener] emerges as a compelling and brave suggest for kids and their welfare—she's a tender author with a unprecedented voice."Feminist book place News
"Quite easily the most effective, so much compelling, well-written autobiographies released in years. . . . keep in mind the identify. we haven't heard the final of Anna Michener."—Myree Whitfield, Melbourne Herald-Sun, disguise story
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She paused then, as if waiting for us to cheer or something. When no one looked very enthusiastic, she told us coolly that we didn't have to play, but if we didn't, we could go sit in the Time Out chair. Suzi had us all scoot our chairs together in a neat semicircle and began reading questions to us one by one. I felt like a toddler whose bossy older sister had coerced me into playing school. Trivial Pursuit is a nice game, but this was Junior Trivial Pursuit, apparently written for very young children.
And anyway you're not. " That made Melanie smile as a little tear dribbled down her crooked nose. T asha was also fifteen. Her skin was a soft, rich brown, her features smal1, and her frame tal1 but thin. She had been raped, at the age of twelve, by her twenty-one-yearold cousin and had a child by him. She had original1y wanted an abortion, as she certainly did not want to care for a rapist's child, and one that would be inbred at that. But her social worker denied her that decision, an abortion was refused her, and she was promised that foster parents would be found for her baby.
He told me straight out that he was working at Magna Carta for school credit and that this sort of work wasn't his life goal-that he wasn't even very interested in it at all.